[Taxacom] Wikipedia classification

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Thu Jul 2 01:42:48 CDT 2009

Stephen Thorpe has just commented on Rod Page's blog as follows:

"Wikipedia was never designed to handle taxonomy. Wikispecies was. Wikispecies can handle synonymy, homonymy, vernacular names, can easily upload images, and link to other websites and pdfs. A single classification has to be adopted, but rival classifications can be flagged and explained, using the Disputed Template. For example of homonymy, type Edalus into the search box on the left:
Dr Robert Mesibov
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School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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